Category Archives: Melissa

My Kind of Spring Cleaning

My Kind of Spring Cleaning

I think it’s the teasing warmer weather and sunshine we’ve been bestowed lately that has gotten me in the mood to start Spring Cleaning. Oh man, I can’t wait to be able to open up the windows, fart around outside, and put away the ice scraper for the year. This blog was originally going to…Read more »

Please Read This

Please Read This

  Hey! Thanks for humoring me with reading this. I understand your day, your life, is filled with so many, many things that call for your attention and presence. My hope is for you to recognize this as well and remember to take some time for yourself. I’m about to ask you for a few…Read more »

Down with the Sickness

Down with the Sickness

  Ooo-ah-ah-ah-ah. (I hope you read that properly)   You guys, this season’s flu has been intense. It just hit my house and I am in full disinfecting mode. If you’d care to see just how crazy and widespread the flu is, click this link to the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) website and watch…Read more »

What’s Open on Christmas

What’s Open on Christmas

  Everyone loves to wax poetic about all the joy and fun the holidays bring – but, maybe for you, the joy and fun actually come when you’re finally done with the family.     No judgement, friends. I’m here to help.     I’ve compiled a list of some chain restaurants and stores that…Read more »

Make Some Christmas Magic Happen

Make Some Christmas Magic Happen

  … for others, silly! How about this opportunity to truly bring some joy into someone’s day and be a real-life Santa (not that he isn’t real, of course).     Our very own United State Postal Service has started up USPS Operation Santa!     “Each year, hundreds of thousands of letters sent to…Read more »

Put the ‘Giving’ in Thanksgiving

Put the ‘Giving’ in Thanksgiving

  It’s easy to get lost in the excitement and rush of the upcoming holidays. I always do!     The food, the family and friends, the time off… I love it. I am grateful, thankful, for it even. It’s also easy to forget that it’s not this way for others. There are people who…Read more »

Greenhouse in the Snow

Greenhouse in the Snow

  You’ve heard of Alliance, Nebraska. Did you know that in Alliance, there’s a place growing exotic fruits and plants like Meyer Lemons, Rangpur Limes, Black Berries, Birds of Paradise, Hibiscus, and more? Imagine locally grown, organic foods like those, available right at your neighborhood Farmer’s Market!     A gentleman named Russ Finch has…Read more »

Building Blocks of Love

Building Blocks of Love

  Crazy to think that gift giving/receiving season is right around the corner.     Genuine kids and grown-up kids alike all love LEGOs. (except when you step on one)     Well, before getting that new collector’s edition, a glow-in-the-dark set, those fancy mechanized ones, or if you simply don’t play with them any…Read more »

Spooky Week Is Here

Spooky Week Is Here

  Do you have a special, scary tradition to bring in Halloween? Bingeing all your favorite horror films? Decorating your yard and house? Baking crazy treats to share with friends or coworkers?     Well, how about listening to 5 hours of classically creepy Edgar Allan Poe stories read by none other than the King…Read more »

More Than Just Awareness

More Than Just Awareness

  Breast Cancer Awareness Month is ongoing, my friends. This month seems to be flying by, and with fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, I had a sentence hit me: “Breast cancer is a scary thing and if you’ve never been affected, be thankful and help those who aren’t so lucky.”  …Read more »